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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Howard Barrie

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Howard specialises in project and structured trade finance. He acts for borrowers and banks. He has advised on the financing of projects in many countries, including in Africa, Bangladesh, India, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Russia, UK, Spain, France and U.S.A. On the project finance side his experience includes mine development finance, power projects, renewables, biofuels, public-private partnerships, petrochemical plants and various process plants and transport infrastructure. He has also advised on various trade financing structures, in particular in South America and the CIS. From 2007 to 2010 Howard was based in Paris.

Examples of recent experience include:

  • advising the sponsors on a €200m+ biofuels and power project in Sierra Leone and related project financing. This project was awarded Africa Renewables Deal of the Year 2011 by different publications 
  • advising a German bank group and its subsidiaries on the English law aspects of its multi-billion dollar asset transfer to a state funded vehicle company 
  • advising an international bank on a series of South American structured trade finance transactions

He has contributed to and edited "Public Private Partnerships  BOT Techniques and Project finance" and "The guide to financing build-operate-transfer projects" (Euromoney Books) and written articles, on the use of direct agreements in project finance for French publications "Banque et Stratégie" and "Banque et Droit", among others.

Howard has been a regular speaker on various aspects of project finance, structured trade finance and banking. He is ranked by various directories for project finance, mine financing and banking.




London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 's London-based project and energy team consists of infrastructure experts such as Jackie Heeds and Howard Barrie who previously acted for clients such as National Grid and international PPP offices. On the project financing front, clients can rely on experts like Conrad Purcell , Mark Dennison and Alex Doughty . At the head of the team sit Michael Grimes who is based in Leeds and holds strong expertise in waste management, and Robert Pitcher who also heads the firm's international group.

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